Urology Clerkships | | Loyola Medicine

Urology Clerkships

Clerkships Overview

We welcome fourth year medical students on Loyola's Urology services during five four-week blocks from July through November. Clerkship positions are limited to 4 per block. A completed application form, official transcript, and your STEP I exam score are required for application. Applications will be reviewed by the Student Rotation Committee and positions will be awarded to the top four students for each block. Deadlines for receipt of completed applications are two weeks after the registration opens (see block schedule). All application materials must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the day of the deadline. Students are welcome to apply for more than one block in order to increase their chances of acceptance. Applicants will be notified within two weeks after the deadline.

Once a medical student has been accepted for a clerkship block, we consider that student firmly committed to that rotation. Rotation positions are very competitive. Only in rare and unusual circumstances will the Department approve a cancellation.

More information for visiting students can be found on the website of the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine's Registrar's Office. 

Office of Registration and Records
Loyola University Chicago
Stritch School of Medicine
2160 S. First Avenue
Maywood, IL 60153
(708) 216-3222

Objectives for Medical Student Outpatient Urology Rotation

Medical History

Each student will take a complete urological history including:

  • Evaluation of voiding (male and female)
  • Abdominal symptoms related to the genitourinary tract
  • Sexual function
  • Scrotal symptoms
  • Fertility

Urological Exam

Each student will perform a detailed physical exam including:

  • Examination of the abdomen
  • Examination of the penis
  • Examination of the scrotum
  • Examination of the testes
  • Examination of the prostate
  • Examination of the female genitalia

Urologic Imaging Evaluation

Each student will review, under faculty supervision, urologic imaging studies including:

  • Intravenous pyelogram
  • Voiding cystourethrogram
  • Lasix renogram
  • Renal Ultrasound

Urological Clinical Laboratory Evaluation

Each student will review, under faculty supervision, urologic clinical laboratory evaluation such as:

  • Urinalysis with microscopic exam
  • Renal function determination (Cr [s], Bun)
  • Prostate specific antigen

Each student will be expected to combine the results of each of the above evaluations from a patient and create a differential diagnosis of the urologic disorder. From this list the student will suggest a diagnostic and therapeutic plan.

Range Of Urologic Conditions

Each of the students should be exposed to patients with the following urologic problems:

  • Bladder outlet obstruction
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Urolithiasis
  • Urologic malignancy (renal, prostate, bladder, testis, etc.)
  • Infertility
  • Impotence
  • Congenital urologic anomalies (hypospadias, cryptorchidism,
    hydrocele, etc.)